Patent Administrator – Maternity Cover (4 – 6 months)

 Patent Administrator – Maternity Cover (4 – 6 months) | London (part remote working) | c£35k – c£38k (subject to experience)


Highly rated intellectual property law firm AA Thornton IP LLP has an opportunity for a full time Patent Administrator to work as part of a high performing team supporting some of the world’s leading Patent Attorney’s.

Who are we looking for?

You will be able to use your knowledge to work autonomously across the full range of patent administrative processes with a high level of accuracy and pro-activity.

Our ideal candidate will have work experience linked to the successful completion of the CIPA Administrator Certificate or equivalent role/experience within an IP Firm or Corporate IP team.  Experience of processing incoming case related correspondence, managing due dates/deadlines, liaising with clients and service providers, fee earner inbox management and the ability to proactively tailor standard client correspondence accurately, is essential.  Experience of using Inprotech would be ideal, although transferable experience of using equivalent databases would be considered.  As part of this full and varied role, the successful candidate will also provide PA support to our fee earners to include arrangements for business trips and Business Development/Marketing activities.

It is our aim to create the very best solutions for our clients’ and in order to deliver a focussed client service, it is important that the individuals we employ are pro-active in contributing ideas, creating solutions and seeing them through and are committed to operational excellence.  In return, we will support you to gain the most out of this maternity cover by providing opportunities to learn and grow where at all possible, and which we hope will provide a springboard to your next opportunity.  If this sounds like you, we are keen to hear from you.

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Why join AA Thornton?

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading attorneys who are pushing the boundaries of patentability, supporting some of the world’s leading brands and innovators.

We know that it’s our people that make the difference. As such, we are committed to recruiting the very best talent and providing training to nurture that talent.

We work hard to ensure our wellbeing and inclusion strategies are a business priority and underpin our belief that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work.  We are committed to recruiting the very best talent from a diverse pool and welcome discussions with any candidates about reasonable adjustments and flexible working as well as a flexibility within our agile working environment to accommodate caring responsibilities or for other reasons.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.  Visit our website at, to find out what our clients our saying about us and meet our team of attorneys.

Please apply by email with your CV and a covering letter to the People Team at